Some dogs need extensive amounts of exercise whilst others are perfectly happy chilling on the couch and watching X Factor with you.
If you are considering getting a whippet, you need to carefully consider whether or not you can offer the best possible environment for this breed.
The following list will help you decide if a whippet is suitable for your home.
1. They Get Cold
Whippets are naturally skinny dogs and have a tiny amount of body fat. Unfortunately this means that they are extremely sensitive to the cold and will not survive the winter months outside in a kennel.
You will have to be prepared to bring your whippet inside during winter or all-year-long if you live in a cold country.
Whippets also require a coat or body warmer so that they can be walked outside when it is cold and raining. If your house is especially cold, you can expect a visitor joining you under the covers during the night.